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  • nasogastric
  • Treatment of ileus involves continuous nasogastric suction, npo status, IV fluids and electrolytes, a minimal amount of sedatives, and avoidance of opioids and anticholinergic drugs. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Horses experiencing ileus are at risk for gastric rupture due to rapid reflux build-up, and require intense medical management with frequent nasogastric intubation. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • Since ileus is often caused by injury, surgery, or a medical condition, little can be done to prevent it, according to the University of Southern California. (livestrong.com)
  • results
  • The pathogenesis of the illness is unknown, but the most widely held view is that ileus results from increased sympathetic activity that inhibits the bowel. (ovid.com)